1st or 2nd century A.D.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 202.
Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, Western Asiatic(?)
Ancient Greece: Dionysos & Symposium Gallery (Gallery 215B)
The face, left ear, and hair are somewhat chipped and weathered. This head was carved as the decorative top to a circular shaft, to be set as an ornament in the peristyle or outdoor garden of a Roman villa. The base of the neck is finished in a flat circle, and the back of the head consists merely of a half-cone rising to the line visible above the forehead and pointed ears.
By date unknown: Gardner Brewer Collection; Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA; accessioned: 07/01/1901
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection